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Who We Are

Founded in 1955, the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc. (RFCI) is a non-profit organization here to promote the development and use of tropical fruits in South Florida. 

Fresh

Tropical Fruit

Edible

Plants

Florida

Cultivars

Organic

Whenever Possible

Upcoming Speakers & Events

January 13, 2021 –[VIRTUAL MEETING]  Dr. Matt Snow – Chickens: Everything You Need to Know - Contact media@rarefruitcouncil.org if you would like to watch the recording.

January 16, 2021 - [SOLD OUT BY NOON] Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out.  Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

January 23, 2021 - [SOLD OUT BY NOON] Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out. Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

February 6th, 2021 - [SOLD OUT BY NOON] Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out. Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

February 10, 2021 – [VIRTUAL MEETING] Erin Wilson – Using rare fruits in cocktails (and mocktails), a practical guide. 

February 20, 2021 - [SOLD OUT BY NOON] Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out.  Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

March 6th, 2021 - [SOLD OUT BY NOON] Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out. Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

March 10, 2021 –  Click here to Register!  Ask Us Anything Panel featuring Matt Snow, Steve Vernon, and Jason Wilson. Moderated by Erin Wilson

March 20th, 2021 - Visit us at our booth (#65) at the Coral Gables Farmers Market. 8am until we run out. Merrick Park - 405 Biltmore Way, Coral Gables, FL, 33134

April 14, 2021 – Dr. Peter Steele – Medicinal Plants

May 12, 2021 – Dr. Vernon – How to Grow from Seeds

June 9, 2021 – Erin Wilson – What Plant Based Nutrition Can Do For You

July 7, 2021 – Chantelle Sookram “Preparation of Fruits and Vegetables”

August 11, 2021 – John Coldwell “Beekeeping in South Florida” (Urban Beekeepers Aviary Supply & Management Co., Oakland Park, Florida)

September 9, 2021 – TBA

October 13, 2021 – Marsha Eisenberg “Tomatoes” (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

February 9, 2022 – Michael Oria – Hemp: Seed to Sale

Best Recipes

Banana syrup in the steep stage
Finished syrup along side macerating strawberries
Banana Turmeric Shrub
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